Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Preschool Day

I should have been working but on his first day of "real" preschool, I sat at Starbucks and relaxed.
No tears, just a "Bye Mama. Lub You!" And his response to how was your day? "It was soooo COOOOOL!" He will be 2 1/2 on Thursday but inside is a rockin' 15 year old (wearing a Yo Gaba Gaba shirt.)
All is very Awesome.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Very and truly "Moxie Fab"

Spring has definitely sprung around here. We have fluffy pink trees, fragrant daphne bushes, giant white apple tree blossoms and some wicked hay-fever from the beautiful flowers. I am suffering (almost) silently because I LOVE spring!

Here are the 3 cards for the next class: Moxie Fab

I was able to make a few cards before spring break and now my house is fully and completely over-run by boys. It is amazing how quickly it becomes chaotic around here with the bickering and the arguing and the competitive EVERYTHING! At least it isn't raining, so we are spending a decent amount of time outside at parks or on walks after the big boys have science camp in the morning (now I see how marching in the Army wears the soldiers down.) When it rains on Thursday, we'll hit the library. I'm planning everything, including homework, game time and snacks. Idle hands are LOUD and ARGUING hands.

I hope you're getting a little bit of Spring, where ever you may be!

Friday, March 19, 2010

More Teacher Thanks

Our baby is moving to "real" preschool and has completed his pre-preschool Fridays only class. Because we have so many teachers to thank ever year and we are on a limited budget, we get creatively cheap here in our house.
I bought 2 buckets in Target's dollar spot and then filled them with a cute little Gerbera daisy and printed a simple thank you on card stock, glued to funky little forked toothpicks from the dollar store.

Total cost (which is in no way reflective of how we feel about our teachers!) was $4.50 each
Pretty darn cute and the teachers loved them, too.

I'm (late) linking to Trendy Tree House

Thursday, March 11, 2010

a special gift 10 years in the making

Tomorrow is my 10 year anniversary with Mr. Dude. Can you believe it? Time has both flown by and it just seems like yesterday that we celebrated in a truly embarrassing way...we got married in Vegas. Once again... can you believe it?! It's true. I have my photo with "Elvis" (hidden away, but I do have one.)

To celebrate we get a few hours to spend alone together, a precious treasure as we get so few.

This is what I've made for my husband but we both get to enjoy the year-long gift. It took about 2 weeks to get the book made during nap time in the afternoons and a few hours on the weekend.
I made the book and used my Bind-it-all (first time using it and I've had it for over a year!) I made the tabbed pages out of card stock and covered the pages with patterned paper. Then I used Glimmer Mist and sprayed the pages to add some sparkle.
Each Page is labeled for one month, has quotes and notes and has a date planned and paid for. It was fun to make!

I'm only showing a few of the pages, he should get to have a few of the pages kept secret.
I hope you enjoy your weekend!

I'm linking this to Trendy Treehouse

All Occasion Class

I have the cards ready and photographed...sorry for the delay! You'll understand when you see the next post, and see what I've been working on.

Class is on March 16th, all materials provided. $10 / $5 extra kit.
See you soon!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello! It has been a while, I know...and in my absence I have gained a few new followers; such a treat! I want to thank everyone for being patient while I waited for creative inspiration to strike. I think I might be back in action, this is what I created today:

This will be one of the cards in one of my up-coming classes. Hope you are having a great weekend!